A former canal-side pub which has recently been beautifully redesigned and renovated. It has magnificent views along the canal and across the Aire Valley.
The front door opens onto the Leeds Liverpool canal towpath.
It has a large open plan living room and a well-designed kitchen with separate utility space. The downstairs bathroom has both a shower and bath and upstairs there is a double bedroom and a separate mezzanine area.
The property is light and spacious with a very high ceiling in the living area. It has an excellent central heating system and a wood burner for use in the colder months making it comfortable all year round. It still has the original beautiful wood beams in the high ceiling, and wood from the former bar has been used to make sills in the living area.
The living room has two comfortable sofas and a new 50 inch SMART TV and an assortment of puzzles and games. It also has spectacular views from all the windows. The windows facing the canal towpath are fitted with shutters which guests can open or close depending on their preferences. The dining area has an extendable table which will easily seat up to 6 people. There is a wood burner in the corner of this area.
The kitchen has a useful breakfast bar which seats 2 people, a fridge, a freezer, a small dishwasher, a fitted microwave, an electric oven and an induction hob with extractor fan. It is well equipped with crockery, glasses, cutlery and all you will need for self-catering including baking and cooking a roast dinner!
As you leave the kitchen you enter a corridor with access to the bathroom with a large shower-bath, a basin with a vanity unit, a WC and a bathroom mirror which has a blue-tooth speaker. Along the corridor from the bathroom is a small utility space which contains the washer/dryer and cleaning equipment plus items such as the high chair.
The stairs next to the bathroom door go up to the bedroom and the mezzanine area. The bedroom has a very comfortable king-sized bed and a large fitted wardrobe which also contains a drawer unit. There is a second SMART TV in the bedroom. The mezzanine has wonderful views down to the living area and can be used as additional sleeping space. It has a comfortable single day bed with a pull-out trundle bed beneath it which we can make up to provide 2 single beds. In this area there is a bookcase with a variety of books and a small set of drawers. It also has some clothes hooks. The Velux windows in the ceiling of the mezzanine have blackout blinds, but this is not an enclosed space like the bedroom is, so during daylight hours, it is not possible to make it completely dark.
There is a travel cot with linen, which will be put in the bedroom if requested, for an infant under 2.
Wood Burning Stove
Bath & Shower
Washer & Dryer
Perfect Place to bring your four-legged friend.
We love dogs and welcome them to Canal Cottage. We will accommodate up to 2 dogs and in the utility area, there is a container of useful items that dog owners can use. This includes a clean dog bed, dog blankets, dog towels, bowls etc for use by our canine guests.
Local dog walks are right on your doorstep and many local pubs are dog friendly.
If we know you are bringing dog(s) with you, there will be treats for them in the welcome tray.
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Perfect for Cycling
Go the distance on your bike.
The local area is ideal for those wishing to bring their bikes with them.
The cottage is situated very close to the route of the opening phase of the Tour de France when it took place in Yorkshire in 2014. Following that, the Tour de Yorkshire route has run very close to us. Cycling is a very popular local past time and the canal towpath, which has recently been resurfaced, provides a very convenient flat route for cycling. For very experienced cyclists, the local hills provide popular and demanding road and off-road cycle routes. If you wish to bring your bikes, we provide a key so that you can store them safely in our garage.
Nearby Places to Visit
Kildwick is a wonderful area for walking and enjoying the countryside. There are lovely walks along the towpath and on Farnhill Moor.
Being close to the Yorkshire Dales, there are also many more adventurous walks nearby. Further information and route maps are in the property.
For guests who are particularly interested in the canal, a number of local canal boat companies hire day boats and details of these will be available to you.
The market town, Skipton, is well worth a visit, including Skipton Castle and Skipton Castle Woods. In the other direction is the village of Howarth with the Bronte Parsonage Museum and numerous quaint shops. The city of Leeds and the town of Harrogate with its high-end shops and historic spa, are within an hours drive from the property.
There is a pub serving food within fifteen minutes walk of the property. There is also a curry house, a fish and chip shop and an Italian Restaurant within walking distance and numerous other nice pubs and restaurants a short drive away
We are happy to provide further information and advice to guests when they visit.
Below are a few places you may like to visit during your stay.
Advanced or Last Minute Booking?
Discounts offered for bookings made 6 months in advanced or within 28 days of your check-in date.
If you wish to meet up with family and friends in the cottage please discuss with owners first.
Not suitable for children between 2 and 12
Quiet between 11pm and 7am
No parties or events
Maximum 2 dogs per stay and dogs to be kept off the furniture please
Please leave the cottage as you find it
Dogs not to be left alone in the property unless by prior arrangement with the owners
Canal Cottage is situated in a rural setting in North Yorkshire and it entirely self- contained making it an ideal place to stay for a household wishing to socially distance from others. It is cleaned and sanitised very carefully between guests and there is usually a minimum of a night between bookings, enabling an exacting cleaning process and complete airing of the property. All linen, towels and cushion covers are washed at 60 degrees for each guest.
If we do speak to you in person or if you ask us to enter the cottage during your stay, we will always wear a mask, have sanitised hands and maintain social distance.
We ask guests to observe any current national Covid safety guidelines during their stay.
We hope that you feel reassured that Canal Cottage can be a safe haven for you during this difficult time.